FC Shakhtar Donetsk are three points clear atop UEFA Champions League Group E after a 2-1 triumph against holders Chelsea FC.
Notwithstanding a record sequence of 21 successive victories in the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar could scarcely have hoped for a more compelling performance considering the opponents. Alex Teixeira's third-minute opener set them on their way to a fourth win in five European home games against English opposition, and a total of 17 shots on target were testament to their dominance. Fernandinho's second-half strike was just reward for a wonderfully vibrant display, though Oscar's tap-in prompted a bout of late nerves.
The match panned out exactly as we would have hoped. Perhaps, it was one of our best games in recent times.
Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach
I am shocked at our performance. Only in the last 15 minutes did we go for it. Congratulations to Shakhtar for winning but we now have to look forward to our next match.
David Luiz, Chelsea defender
|30||Pyatov (GK)||1||Čech (GK)|
|32||Kanibolotskiy (GK)||22||Turnbull (GK)|
|Mircea Lucescu (ROU)||Roberto Di Matteo (ITA)|
|Damir Skomina (SVN)|